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Commercial Partnership With Calderdale College

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 3 Oct 2021
Posted in Commercial

FC Halifax Town is delighted to announce the Club’s latest commercial partnership with Calderdale College.

Calderdale College is the largest provider of Further Education courses in Calderdale and the sole provider of Higher Education. It has been ranked as the No1 college in West Yorkshire for student results and is the fourth nationally.

The college is also an Ofsted awarded Outstanding Apprenticeship provider, working with hundreds of local and national employers to deliver a range of apprenticeship standards. Calderdale College has recently opened a new state-of-the-art apprenticeship training facility in Brighouse, The Engineering Centre. The new campus offers a range of manufacturing and engineering qualifications, significantly expanding the opportunities for residents and businesses across Calderdale, Kirklees and Bradford.

Part of the partnership is that FC Halifax Town will hold a series of business breakfasts jointly with and at Calderdale College. Hosted by Town’s Commercial Director, John Williams, the aim is to get new businesses involved in FC Halifax Town likewise offering students at the College mentoring in the different fields that the students are studying from local business individuals. As part of the event we will give Club partners/guests the chance to share their story on how their business has grown and developed and share some ideas that others can take away and integrate into their businesses.

John Williams, FC Halifax Town’s Commercial Director said “This is a fantastic partnership with two of the area’s major players combining business and education and I’m delighted to welcome Calderdale College on board. The business breakfasts will be informal but engaging in the fact it will give people the opportunity to meet new businesses whilst hopefully taking away some tips. The aim is to have more local businesses being part of what we’re building at FC Halifax Town as well as supporting the students in any way possible. I’m looking forward to working with Emma and the team this season”.

Emma Lister, Head of Marketing & Recruitment at Calderdale College commented “We are delighted to be able to strengthen our relationship with FC Halifax further through this series of business breakfasts. Calderdale College is committed to working with employers in partnership to ensure its offer meets industry needs and demand, and these events will be a perfect opportunity for us to do so.”

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